Assessment Specifications

Level 3 Social Studies 2019

General information

Domain

Social Studies

Mode of Assessment

Written Examination

Standards

91596  91598

Special note

The tasks for the two standards will change format for the 2019 examination and beyond. Candidates will need to demonstrate understanding of the overall intent of the standard rather than all the specifics of the explanatory notes. Previously examination tasks were clearly aligned with wording and structure of the explanatory notes of the standards.  

Format of the assessment

Planning space will be provided.

The assessment is also available in digital format, which candidates will be able to complete instead of the equivalent paper assessment. Resources provided in the digital assessment will be text and/or static images. Further information about the 2019 digital external assessments can be found on the NZQA website.                                     

Specific information for individual external achievement standards

Standard

91596

Title

Demonstrate understanding of ideological responses to an issue

Version

2

Number of credits

4

Format of the assessment

Candidates will be required to use the skills that they have learnt during their Social Studies course.

Candidates should respond to a given quote by writing an essay or series of paragraphs.

The society used by candidates must be real (exist presently or in the past).



Standard

91598

Title

Demonstrate understanding of how ideologies shape society

Version

2

Number of credits

4

Format of the assessment

Resources will be provided in a separate booklet.

The question-and-answer booklet will include planning space, which may be blank or include headings to guide candidates.

Candidates should respond by writing an essay or series of paragraphs.

Responses must be written using the resources provided. Candidates will be expected to analyse the resources provided and use the skills that they have learnt during their Social Studies course. 

Context details

The context provided in the resource booklet is based on how different ideologies have influenced body image in New Zealand society.

Social Studies subject page 2019 Examination timetable

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